The fear and confusion that played out before and after Breonna Taylor’s death in March in her Louisville home was detailed in 15 hours of audio recordings made public in a rare release. (Oct. 2)
- So I was basically in front of the back door of the other apartment. It's just right beside it. We got-- all got in line. I knocked on the door, banged on it. We didn't announce the first couple because our intent was not to hit the door. Our intent was to give her plenty of time to come to the door because they said she was probably there alone.
So we determined, predetermined to give her plenty of time to come to the door, banging on the door long, no response. Banging on it again, no response. At that point, we started announcing ourselves. Police, come-- police, please come to the door. Police, we have a search warrant.
- She walked-- she walked up to him at this point, recognizing him from the [INAUDIBLE], and asked, what happened? He said, some drug dealing girl shot at the police. She asked, are you sure?
- I didn't know at the time, but I kind of felt like he was-- they were just-- they were sitting ducks. So that's when I returned fire.